Free Republic
Browse · Search
News/Activism
Topics · Post Article

Skip to comments.

Johns Hopkins professors propose new calendar
Washington Examiner ^ | 12/31/11

Posted on 01/01/2012 5:28:56 PM PST by Libloather

Johns Hopkins professors propose new calendar
By: The Associated Press | 12/31/11 1:02 PM

Two Johns Hopkins professors are proposing a new calendar in which dates would fall on the same days of the week every year.

The calendar proposed by Richard Conn Henry, an astrophysicist, and Steve H. Hanke, an applied economist, begins each year on Sunday, Jan. 1.

**SNIP**

The professors, who also advocate "Universal Time" over time zones, say the new calendar would simplify planning and financial market calculations. They hope to take their proposal to the United Nations and attract worldwide interest.

(Excerpt) Read more at washingtonexaminer.com ...


TOPICS: Crime/Corruption; Extended News; Government; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: calendar; hopkins; johns; professor
Navigation: use the links below to view more comments.
first 1-5051-88 next last
Birthday on the same day of the week - every year? No thanks.
1 posted on 01/01/2012 5:29:03 PM PST by Libloather
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | View Replies]

To: Libloather

I don’t think Christians would be too happy about having Sundays shuffled around arbitrarily. Or Jews and the Sabbath.

And when the Muslims hear about this, they’ll cut these guys’ heads off for suggesting it.


2 posted on 01/01/2012 5:32:33 PM PST by Cicero (Marcus Tullius)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: Libloather
They hope to take their proposal to the United Nations and attract worldwide interest.

Lol...Don't think the Muslim run UN would allow it.
3 posted on 01/01/2012 5:34:01 PM PST by Dallas59 (President Robert Gibbs 2009-2011)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: Libloather
Let me guess. Universities aim to impose Before Obama and After Obama dates.
4 posted on 01/01/2012 5:35:29 PM PST by WilliamofCarmichael (If modern America's Man on Horseback is out there, Get on the damn horse already!)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: Cicero

” And when the Muslims hear about this, they’ll cut these guys’ heads off for suggesting it. “

Only if everyone who owns/uses a computer or computer-like device doesn’t get to ‘em first....

(See tagline)


5 posted on 01/01/2012 5:35:46 PM PST by Uncle Ike (Rope is cheap, and there are lots of trees...)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 2 | View Replies]

To: Libloather

People could use their calendars over and over ...


6 posted on 01/01/2012 5:36:38 PM PST by OldNavyVet
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: Libloather

Close to - VERY CLOSE - the stupidest idea I ever heard...

People actually borrow money and go into debt to pay tuition at a place that pays these yahoos??
Go figure...


7 posted on 01/01/2012 5:36:55 PM PST by djf (http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-chat/2801220/posts)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: Libloather
I'm still not sure about the Gregorian calendar. I'm still using Julian.

This seems a little rushed to me.

/johnny

8 posted on 01/01/2012 5:37:57 PM PST by JRandomFreeper (Gone Galt)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: Libloather

Does it end on December 21st of this year?


9 posted on 01/01/2012 5:38:44 PM PST by cripplecreek (Stand with courage or shut up and do as you're told.)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: Libloather

If it would result in a three week second term for 0bama, I’d support it. Otherwise it’s a waste of energy to even consider.


10 posted on 01/01/2012 5:40:15 PM PST by Attention Surplus Disorder (Gun store gift certificate. An idea whose time has come.)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: Libloather

Sunday, Jan. 1
Sunday, Jan. 2
Sunday, Jan. 3
Sunday, Jan. 4
Sunday, Jan. 5
Sunday, Jan. 6

... Problem solved! Plus no work. (Not that anyone has a job.) Have to go to church every day, though. But at least the calendar issue would be solved for good.


11 posted on 01/01/2012 5:41:09 PM PST by coloradan (The US has become a banana republic, except without the bananas - or the republic.)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: djf

” Close to - VERY CLOSE - the stupidest idea I ever heard... “

You obviously haven’t been paying attention to Congress and the Administration the past few years, have you??

;)


12 posted on 01/01/2012 5:41:09 PM PST by Uncle Ike (Rope is cheap, and there are lots of trees...)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 7 | View Replies]

To: Libloather

http://henry.pha.jhu.edu/calendarDir/nearYears/2012.html


13 posted on 01/01/2012 5:42:18 PM PST by decimon
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: Libloather
They hope to take their proposal to the United Nations and attract worldwide interest.

Perhaps they can write their proposal in Esperanto.

14 posted on 01/01/2012 5:42:22 PM PST by COBOL2Java (Virginia GOP: Romney's favorite butt boys)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: Libloather

This is after all the university whose medical school performed the first sex-change operations.


15 posted on 01/01/2012 5:43:29 PM PST by Paleo Conservative
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: Libloather
Tuition at JH is $60k/year and pays for these kinds of stories.
16 posted on 01/01/2012 5:43:36 PM PST by Vision ("Did I not say to you that if you would believe, you would see the glory of God?" John 11:40)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: Cicero
I don’t think Christians would be too happy about having Sundays shuffled around arbitrarily. Or Jews and the Sabbath.

Nor about having Christmas Day on Sunday EVERY year.

17 posted on 01/01/2012 5:43:59 PM PST by lightman (Adjutorium nostrum (+) in nomine Domini)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 2 | View Replies]

To: Uncle Ike

Lol!!

Ya got me there!

But please, don’t give these croutons any ideas. we already got enough congress-critters who AIN’T GOT A CLUE!!


18 posted on 01/01/2012 5:44:05 PM PST by djf (http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-chat/2801220/posts)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 12 | View Replies]

To: Libloather

I couldn’t tell you what day my birthday fell on in the 75 years i have been alive in other words who cares!!

Anyone born on February 29 would have to be executed!


19 posted on 01/01/2012 5:45:40 PM PST by dalereed
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: JRandomFreeper
I'm still not sure about the Gregorian calendar. I'm still using Julian.

Me too.

I'm a Caesar man all the way!

20 posted on 01/01/2012 5:46:06 PM PST by eddie willers
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 8 | View Replies]

To: JRandomFreeper
Why did you go all the way to Georgia to get a calender, I got mine at the bank. LOL
21 posted on 01/01/2012 5:46:38 PM PST by org.whodat (Just another heartless American, hated by "AMNESTY" Newt, Willard, Perry and nervous supporters.)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 8 | View Replies]

To: eddie willers

I had heard that some or other commie nation tried to shift to a 10-day week system and failed. The reason is that we resonate on G-d’s calendar. Of course, this was the explanation in Rabbinical Seminary... Can anyone corroborate the foiled commie experiment?


22 posted on 01/01/2012 5:49:19 PM PST by Phinneous
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 20 | View Replies]

To: Libloather

Dan 7:23 Thus he said, The fourth beast shall be the fourth kingdom upon earth, which shall be diverse from all kingdoms, and shall devour the whole earth, and shall tread it down, and break it in pieces.
Dan 7:24 And the ten horns out of this kingdom [are] ten kings [that] shall arise: and another shall rise after them; and he shall be diverse from the first, and he shall subdue three kings.
Dan 7:25 And he shall speak [great] words against the most High, and shall wear out the saints of the most High, and think to change times and laws: and they shall be given into his hand until a time and times and the dividing of time.
Dan 7:26 But the judgment shall sit, and they shall take away his dominion, to consume and to destroy [it] unto the end.


23 posted on 01/01/2012 5:49:56 PM PST by RaceBannon (Ron Paul is to the Constitution what Fred Phelps is to the Bible.)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: Phinneous; eddie willers
I had heard that some or other commie nation tried to shift to a 10-day week system and failed. The reason is that we resonate on G-d’s calendar. Of course, this was the explanation in Rabbinical Seminary... Can anyone corroborate the foiled commie experiment?

That was France after the 1789 revolution.

24 posted on 01/01/2012 5:50:47 PM PST by Paleo Conservative
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 22 | View Replies]

To: Libloather

Let’s just start with baby steps. First get rid of Daylight Savings Time.


25 posted on 01/01/2012 5:51:46 PM PST by omni-scientist
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: Libloather

Include a redefinition of the length of a second and we could do away with Leap Years ... with an occasional touch up allowed to reflect unforeseen events such as a significant colision with a large spacial object.


26 posted on 01/01/2012 5:52:12 PM PST by OldNavyVet
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: Cicero

And when the Muslims hear about this, they’ll cut these guys’ heads off for suggesting it.

You’re making my day.


27 posted on 01/01/2012 5:52:28 PM PST by Huskrrrr
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 2 | View Replies]

To: eddie willers
Rome WAS glorious. In a smelly, slave-ridden kind of way. But they had garum. That covers a lot of sins.

And smells.

/johnny

28 posted on 01/01/2012 5:53:14 PM PST by JRandomFreeper (Gone Galt)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 20 | View Replies]

To: Libloather
Well I always thought the calendar we use is dumb and not consistent at all with the modern age in which we live. January "hath" 31 days and February "hath" 28, except on Leap Year...give me a break! However, my proposal does not include the UN and makes more sense than the one proposed here.

Here is what I would do if I were in charge, and trust me, I should be the one in charge because I have no ego and I have a lot of common sense...

Anyway, here's what I would do with the calendar. I would have 13 months of exactly 28 days each. That is exactly four weeks in each month for a total of 364 days per year. The extra day can be recognized as New Year's Day and should be a holiday for all. It will not fall under any particular month but just be it's own day. On Leap Year, guess what? Every four years we will get a two-day holiday in which to watch extra football and drink even more beer.

This will make for more precise fiscal periods for businesses. Each month with exactly 20 weekdays and 8 weekend days. Nice and neat. They can still post quarterly results for the periods of Jan-Mar; Apr-Jun, Jul-Sep and Oct-Dec. That 13th month will simply be a "vacation" month that I will speak more about later.

Now what that extra month? Here is my idea for that. Put that extra month in the middle of the summer. So you have January, February, March, April, May and June for a total of 168 days. Now is the time to insert that "extra" month. We can call that month "Midsummer" or something like that. This will be a time for people to take vacation and slow down a little bit. Businesses will still need to post profit and losses during this time but it will be considered a neutral fiscal period. The object will be simply to break even. Then the business cycle will begin anew in July and the fiscal year will conclude at end of December.

Damn, that is one good idea and I should be put in charge of implementing this.

29 posted on 01/01/2012 5:53:36 PM PST by SamAdams76 (I am 36 days away from outliving Marty Feldman)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: RaceBannon

Dan 7:25 he shall speak.In assuming infallibility, professing to forgive sins, and to open and shut heaven, thundering out bulls and anathemas, excommunicating princes, absolving subjects from their allegiance, and exacting obedience to his decrees in open violation of reason and Scripture. 8,20; 8:24,25; 11:28,30,31,36,37; Isa 37:23; 2Th 2:4; Re 13:5,6,11

shall wear out.By wars, crusades, massacres, etc. Re 6:9,10; 11:7-10; 13:7-10; 14:12; 16:6; 17:6; 18:24

and think.Appointing feasts and fasts, canonizing saints, etc. 2:21; 11:31,36-38; 12:11; 2Th 2:4; 1Ti 4:1-3; Re 13:15-17

a time.That is, three years and a half, or, reckoning thirty days to a month, 1,260 days, equal to the same number of years in prophetic language; which, dated from the decree of Phocas constituting him the supreme head of the church, A.D. 606, terminated in 1866. 4:25,32; 12:7,11,12; Re 11:2,3; 12:6,14; 13:5,7


30 posted on 01/01/2012 5:53:57 PM PST by RaceBannon (Ron Paul is to the Constitution what Fred Phelps is to the Bible.)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 23 | View Replies]

To: Cicero
The moslems have already said that they plan on doing something with the time/date. It upsets them that they are forced to use a Christian calendar!

You know what moslems that get upset do!

31 posted on 01/01/2012 5:55:12 PM PST by mckenzie7 (Democrats = Trough Sloppers!)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 2 | View Replies]

To: JRandomFreeper

“I’m still not sure about the Gregorian calendar. I’m still using Julian.”

I’ve been using the Mayan. Guess I need to switch soon...


32 posted on 01/01/2012 5:55:53 PM PST by Mr Rogers ("they found themselves made strangers in their own country")
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 8 | View Replies]

To: Libloather; All

What’s your problem??? It’s all over, 12/21/2012 anyway. Enjoy the last 355 days. (LOL).... Happy new year.


33 posted on 01/01/2012 5:58:28 PM PST by VinL (It is better to suffer every wrong, than to consent to wrong.)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: Perdogg; AdmSmith; AnonymousConservative; Berosus; bigheadfred; Bockscar; ColdOne; ...

Thanks Libloather.
...in which dates would fall on the same days of the week every year.
They'd better get a move on.

December 20, 2012
34 posted on 01/01/2012 5:59:07 PM PST by SunkenCiv (Merry Christmas, Happy New Year! May 2013 be even Happier!)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | View Replies]

To: Mr Rogers
"I’ve been using the Mayan. Guess I need to switch soon..."

Or not...

35 posted on 01/01/2012 5:59:20 PM PST by Truth29
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 32 | View Replies]

To: Libloather

Based on the seasons I think we should start years at the vernal equinox. Just my wish and I know it will never happen.


36 posted on 01/01/2012 6:00:13 PM PST by xp38
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: Mr Rogers
I’ve been using the Mayan. Guess I need to switch soon...

Only reason I switched away from it was because it was running out of rock. And the date function in unix didn't handle it after the great time_t function change (signed integers... harumph!).

But I've still got to do something on my personal computers before 2038. 64 bits just seems excessive.

/johnny

37 posted on 01/01/2012 6:04:18 PM PST by JRandomFreeper (Gone Galt)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 32 | View Replies]

To: OldNavyVet

Big Calendar will shut these people down. Don’t they know there is a lot of money to be made in making calendars obsolete every year?

These professors don’t know what they are up against!

Big Calendar is more powerful than Big Oil and Big Tobacco — combined!


38 posted on 01/01/2012 6:07:57 PM PST by Mustang Driver
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 6 | View Replies]

To: Libloather

Boring. And Obama will not be happy with it because it will make computer programming easier. Kind of like having kiosks instead of a live person to take care of us.


39 posted on 01/01/2012 6:09:39 PM PST by DennisR (Look around - God gives countless, indisputable clues that He does, indeed, exist.)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: SamAdams76

I’ve been looking for you.

I think I’ll write you in for the primary. I could use a Midsummer break.


40 posted on 01/01/2012 6:10:54 PM PST by snippy_about_it (Looking for our Sam Adams)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 29 | View Replies]

To: RaceBannon

Is there an after Christmas sale on indulgences?


41 posted on 01/01/2012 6:11:21 PM PST by BipolarBob (I don't mind you shooting at me, Frank, but take it easy on the Bacardi!)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 30 | View Replies]

To: eddie willers

et tu Brute?


42 posted on 01/01/2012 6:13:35 PM PST by DennisR (Look around - God gives countless, indisputable clues that He does, indeed, exist.)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 20 | View Replies]

To: Libloather
Shire Reckoning for the win!


43 posted on 01/01/2012 6:13:35 PM PST by Little Pig (Vi Veri Veniversum Vivus Vici.)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: omni-scientist

How about a 13 month calendar with 28 days each month except the last month of the year which would have 29. On leap year the first and last month would have 29 days.


44 posted on 01/01/2012 6:18:46 PM PST by MCF
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 25 | View Replies]

To: Dallas59
They hope to take their proposal to the United Nations and attract worldwide interest.

In the Sixties, someone took their case to the United Nations concerning A cure for the "Summer Time Blues", but the jury is still out on that one...

45 posted on 01/01/2012 6:19:53 PM PST by FDNYRHEROES (It's 3 AM. Let me sleep on it. I'll get back to you in 16 hours.)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 3 | View Replies]

To: Libloather

One time (UTC) makes sense. No more daylight time nonsense. No more conversions.


46 posted on 01/01/2012 6:21:11 PM PST by prolusion
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: Libloather
If they were to do this, they would need to start the year on a Friday so that there would be only one "Friday the 13th" in the year (in August).

Similar ideas have been proposed in the past. Personally, I think it's a terrible idea--I like the variety of having dates fall on different days of the week.

Pope Gregory's calendar reform was designed to get the spring equinox to fall at the same time as it did in 325, when the Council of Nicaea set the rules for calculating the date of Easter. Since so many people want to eliminate any traces of Christianity from modern society, I'm surprised no one has called for a further reform to get the date of the spring equinox back to what it was in 46 B.C., when Julius Caesar implemented his calendar reform. That would involve dropping 3 days. Since February is the coldest month, maybe drop them from February and have a February of 25 days one year (except that Jesse Jackson and Al Sharpton would holler about days being taken from Black History Month).

47 posted on 01/01/2012 6:24:05 PM PST by Verginius Rufus
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: Libloather

Link

Quarters are 91 days long (exactly 13 weeks), consisting of two 30-day months and a 31-day month. The resulting year is 364 days long, exactly 52 weeks. To compensate for misalignment with earth's orbit, they add an extra week at the end of December every five or six years.

48 posted on 01/01/2012 6:25:35 PM PST by cynwoody
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: JRandomFreeper

“This seems a little rushed to me.”

LoL! As an old programmer I kind of like the Julian myself.


49 posted on 01/01/2012 6:31:28 PM PST by dljordan ("Tyranny, like Hell, is not easily conquered.")
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 8 | View Replies]

To: SamAdams76
Julius Caesar set it up so that February would have 29 days in a normal year and 30 in a leap year. August, then called Sextilis, had 30 days. Later, Sextilis was renamed in honor of the emperor Augustus, and he didn't want his month to have fewer days than his uncle's month, so he took a day from February to give August 31 days.

Originally the Roman year began at the beginning of March. Months were 29 or 30 days long and occasionally an extra month would be added between February and March to try to keep the calendar in line with the seasons. I guess that is why Julius Caesar had the extra day in leap years added to February (although in the Roman calendar the extra day was not February 29 but "the second sixth day before the Kalends of March," equivalent to February 25 by our count).

50 posted on 01/01/2012 6:33:20 PM PST by Verginius Rufus
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 29 | View Replies]


Navigation: use the links below to view more comments.
first 1-5051-88 next last

Disclaimer: Opinions posted on Free Republic are those of the individual posters and do not necessarily represent the opinion of Free Republic or its management. All materials posted herein are protected by copyright law and the exemption for fair use of copyrighted works.

Free Republic
Browse · Search
News/Activism
Topics · Post Article

FreeRepublic, LLC, PO BOX 9771, FRESNO, CA 93794
FreeRepublic.com is powered by software copyright 2000-2008 John Robinson